Monthly Archives: January 2011
It’s a big day here at NudgeMail, as we are announcing a huge new feature – Google Calendar integration! It’s a great way to control Google Calendar through email and even gives you some cool ways to alert yourself of coming reminders.
With just a few simple steps, you can easily sync your NudgeMail reminders with your Google Calendar so all of your reminders appear right alongside your daily schedule. Starting today, you’ll be able to create Google Calendar reminders simply by sending emails to your favorite NudgeMail commands, and you can even receive SMS and push alerts for your reminders!
HOWEVER!!! We don’t (yet) have “full” control over your calendar, so you can only VIEW your NudgeMails in Google Calendar, you canNOT edit or delete them from there. In fact edits done within Google Calendar will be completely ignored by the system – but please don’t take it personally. We’re working on adding a bunch of advanced features in the near future.
To get started, visit www.nudgemail.com/gcal.
How you can use your new calendar:
Here’s what you CAN do:
- See all of your NudgeMail reminders in an easy to scan calendar format.
- Receive in-browser reminders ahead of important NudgeMails.
- Set up SMS alerts for all of your NudgeMail reminders via your Google Calendar.
Here’s what you CAN’T do (yet!):
- Edit or remove existing reminders directly from the Google Calendar (so, no dragging reminders around). To edit or remove reminders, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and then edit them from the resulting status email.
- Set new NudgeMail reminders directly within the calendar.
Please note that it may take a few minutes after you first set up the calendar for all of your reminders to appear. If you have any trouble, feel free to email us at email@example.com
While all of you have been busy setting NudgeMails, we’ve been busy adding more features. We introduced recurring reminders a few weeks back, but now due to popular demand/use, we’ve made them even better. Setting these repeating reminders is fast and easy and offers a great solution for tasks that recur every day, week, month or year. Our favorite uses so far of recurring NudgeMails?
- Birthdays, anniversaries, and other things you really shouldn’t be forgetting
- Taxes, bills, and other major recurring payments (though they aren’t as much fun as the birthdays)
- Things you need to “check in on” on a periodic basis
- TV shows you want to record/watch
- Weekly grocery purchases
- Feeding the meter?
If you have anything we should add to the list, comment below!
Here’s the full commands list, with explanations.
Your NudgeMail will be sent to you every hour on the hour.
Your NudgeMail will be sent to you every day at your set Nudge Time. (The default Nudge Time is 6:30AM and changing it is as simple as sending an email to nudgetime@NudgeMail.com with the desired nudge delivery time as the subject line.)
Send your email to everymonday@NudgeMail.com or everywed@NudgeMail.com. It works with all of the days of the week, and abbreviations work just fine (mon, tues, wed, thurs, etc). Your NudgeMail will be sent to you every week at the set day, arriving at your set Nudge Time.
Send your email to, for example, monthly5@NudgeMail.com and your NudgeMail will come on the 5th day of the month, every month (again, at your set Nudge Time). If you don’t pick a day of the month, emails sent to monthly@NudgeMail.com will come on the first of the month.
This might seem a little trickier, but it’s not, just a little longer to type. An annual reminder for every September 30th should be sent to yearly30sep@NudgeMail.com, and one for Feb 14th (we all need reminders for that one) goes to yearly14february@NudgeMail.com. You must specify both the day of the month and the month itself for this to work (in other words, yearlymarch will *not* send a nudgemail to you every March 1st, you must use yearly1march for that to work).
Add Specific Times
You can also add a specified delivery time for all recurring reminders.
For daily, weekly and yearly reminders:
Just add the desired delivery time at end of the email commands above, without any colons in the time! Be sure to include “am” or “pm” at the end of your time setting, unless you use military time (so, either 230pm or 1430). Examples below:
- Daily at 5:30pm – EveryFriday530pm@NudgeMail.com
- Weekly – every Tuesday at 10:00am – everytues10am@NudgeMail.com
- Yearly – every August 19th at 3:30pm – yearly19aug330pm@NudgeMail.com
For monthly reminders (a little different):
IMPORTANT: For monthly recurring reminders you have to put a period between the date and the time.
ALSO, like above, you must NOT use a colon in the time. Examples below:
- The 7th of every month at 3:00pm – monthly7.3PM@NudgeMail.com
- The 10th of every month at 2:18am – monthly10.218am@NudgeMail.com
- The 30th of every month at 3:30pm – monthly30.330pm@NudgeMail.com
Why do we need the period? Without it, our system would see a command like “monthly73pm” and get a little confused as to what time 73 PM is.
By the way, for those using the nudge@NudgeMail.com method of setting your NudgeMails, all of the above will work in the subject line.
We hope you enjoy these new recurring reminders from NudgeMail and use them to better manage your tasks and your inbox. Later this month we’ll get another feature your way that we think you’re going to like. A lot.